Latest NY Region News from the NY Times
- Lincoln Center’s Plaza Is Going Green. Really.
Lincoln Center, whose theaters remain closed by the pandemic, will cover the plaza around its fountain with a synthetic lawn as it pivots to outdoor performances.
- A Disastrous Year for Brooklyn’s Chinatown: ‘It’s Just So Hard’
Signs of life have returned to Sunset Park, but businesses are struggling and racism and hate crimes have made things worse. “The neighborhood hasn’t recovered,” a restaurant manager said.
- Andrew Cuomo’s White-Knuckle Ride
Amid scandals, accusations and calls for his resignation, the New York governor seems determined to prove that the instincts that have gotten him into trouble can get him out of it too.
- Why Closing the Indian Point Nuclear Plant Could Hurt NY's Environment
The nuclear power plant at Indian Point will close at the end of the month, but the shutdown could cause a spike in greenhouse gases.
- ‘Bond Girl’ Talk and Groping: Albany’s Toxic Culture for Women
As allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo put a new spotlight on sexual misconduct in New York’s capital, numerous women there described an enduring predatory and misogynistic environment.
NZ News from UK Guardian
- New Zealand emissions rise as government vows urgent action
Latest figures show increase of 2% in 2018-19 driven by energy sector and rise in methanol productionAn increase in New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions is a step in the wrong direction towards the …
- ‘A lack of political courage’: New Zealand’s drug reform efforts flounder
From the outside, the country seems like a likely candidate for progressive drug laws but internally, change is proving hard to bringAfter New Zealand’s referendum to legalise cannabis failed, social …
- Ardern tells New Zealand border staff: get Covid vaccine now or be redeployed
Prime minister’s comments come after border worker diagnosed last week said to have missed two vaccine appointmentsSee all our coronavirus coverageBorder workers have until the end of April to be vacc …
- ‘Government-sanctioned racism’: Pasifika in New Zealand call for apology for Dawn Raid policy
Pacific Islanders want an official apology from the government over the 1970s policy and paths to residency for overstayersClinton Edward Hewett may have only been five years old at the time, but ther …
- New Zealand’s ‘wellbeing budget’ made headlines, but what really changed?
Two years ago Jacinda Arden’s government committed to a new mental health strategy, now the world wants to know has it workedIt was September 2017, and shoes were strewn over the well-manicured lawns …
- New Zealand migrant workers suffer agony of Covid-driven family separation
People who emigrated before the pandemic struck have found themselves marooned from family for more than a yearSee all our coronavirus coverageJacinda Ardern’s government has been urged to end months …
- Edinburgh Festivals Will Go Ahead, in Person and Online
The Edinburgh International Festival, canceled last year, said it would proceed in August thanks to three specially built pavilions.
- Jeremy O. Harris's Grad School Reunion
- Things To Do At Home
This week, spend story time with the National Postal Museum, listen to a lecture from the artist Lorraine O’Grady or take a Syrian cooking class.
- Paul Ritter, British Stage, Film and TV Actor, Dies at 54
A familiar face to British theatergoers, he was also well known for his role as an eccentric father on the popular sitcom “Friday Night Dinner.”